This is my new favorite weight loss surgery friendly dinner. Low carb, high protein, deliciousness. If you are needing an Italian food fix but in a healthy way try this.
Yum Product Alert: Trader Joe's "Just Sauce" Turkey Bolognese. This is about as close to homemade as you can get without standing in front of a hot stove stirring a pot for hours or visiting your Italian Nonna's house for Sunday dinner. Trust me. I had an Italian Nonna. So yummy... tomatoes, celery, onions, carrots, white wine, basil, oregano, thyme, fennel. It's made with turkey. Score! = lean protein source. 1/2 cup sauce, 120 calories, 9 grams protein.
It is "Just Sauce" like the name states so you heat it up and pour it over or dip whatever you want into it. $3.29 for a 12 oz. box. It's in the freezer case.
Here's what I did with it...
Shelly's Pasta-less Turkey Bolognese (Zucchini & Onion)
1 Large Sweet Onion, sliced thin
3-4 Medium Zucchini, julienned
1 teaspoon Oregano
Salt to taste
a few twists of Black Pepper
Spoon of Trader Joe's Turkey Bolognese Sauce
Sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese and a dollop of Ricotta Cheese on top
Slice onion into thin slices. Saute till slightly golden. Using this super cool gadget cut the zucchini into julienne strips. Add to onion. Add seasonings. Continue cooking till zucchini is cooked to desired doneness, about 8 minutes or so.
Prepare Trader Joe's "Just Sauce" Turkey Bolognese according to package directions (basically microwave 6 minutes or so) Spoon over "pasta" and top with cheeses.
Sooooo good. Così buono.
More ways to get your Italian fix:
Shelly's Sausage & Pepper Bites
Shelly's Italian Chicken Salad
Shelly's Chicken Cacciatore with Beans
Shelly's Pesto Chicken & Veggies
Shelly's Italian Bean Salad
Shelly's Pizza Bites
Shelly's Tortilla Pizzas
Shelly's Red, White & Green Italian Flag Salad
Shelly's Individual Antipasto Salad
Shelly's Stuffed Zucchini (Zucchini Ripieni)
Shelly's Strawberry Cannoli
Shelly's Tiramisu Protein Smoothie